"X" Screensaver

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Thu Apr 17 19:08:50 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:27:03PM -0400, Fred Schnittke wrote:
> Hi:
> I've installed FreeBSD 7.0, just a standard install with "X". I load XDM
> via /usr/local/etc/rc.d/x.sh, which states:
> /usr/local/bin/xset s off
> /usr/local/bin/xdm
> But I can't get the screensaver to disable. After about 10 minutes of
> sitting at the XDM Login Prompt, the screen goes blank.
> Can anyone tell me definately, how to disable the "X" screen saver for
> good, for all users?
> Regards,

Try adding:

/usr/local/bin/xset -dpms

in your users ~/.Xsession

If you've got a load of users. Then put it at the end of:


and put it somewhere else and point your xdm config at it.




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